We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bistro 22

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
22 Samsenthai Road | Ban Khaonyot, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 214 129
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 64: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

The reviews said everything to look forward to. It was for my last night in Laos and the place was a bit out of the way but made it out there. The place is difficult to find, and the food was disappointing. It was either going here or Lao Kitchen on my last night and I chose French for a... More 

Thank bonvoyage2011
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

It was finally time to check out Bistro 22 as my time in Laos is coming to an end and I had wanted to try out this French restaurant for some time. We had Gazpacho as a starter and the pepper steak and salmon for main course. Desert was home made ice cream and some nice red and white wine... More 

1 Thank Tanja V
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Europe steak house style. Not far from morning market and vientiane center. Their food is very delicious. Enjoys dinner

Thank taimany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

We went there for dinner on our last night in Vientiane. We were very happy with the food and service in this restaurant. They have some good selections of wine that goes well with the food menu. The ambience of the restaurant is quite and homely, and nicely decorated interior. Location is not central but it's still a walking distance... More 

2 Thank reIneo15
Indian Ocean
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

One of my favorite places in town. Very good food at reasonable prices. Interesting wine list with normal prices and some very good (and expensive wines). Strongly suggested the steak, it has been always perfectly cooked. The staff is well trained and knows how to take care of the guests and in case of problems the owner is always there... More 

Thank Taaac123
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

Though not a fine dining restaurant it serves good French food. Had Tuna Steak which was very good. Also their beef steak was tender and succulent (very unlike the typical Laotian beef) Overall good experience.

1 Thank RobbyThommy
Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

Expected fine dining, but found mediocre. Had the lunch special of the day. Cream of mushroom soup was good. The breaded pork steak was rather tough, although the sauce was tasty. While my daughter enjoyed the sorbet, the caramel pancake was leathery and cold. Don't think we'll go back.

Thank Laxldy
Ayutthaya, Thailand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Had a good piece of beef, excellent sauce and a great red wine. Prices are not low but ok for what you get.

Thank Sialav
Level Contributor
311 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

We had dinner here on a Saturday night and as we arrived early didn't require a reservation. The restaurant is quite simply decorated and reminded us of a Parisian bistro... and so did the food. As a starter we had the cheese platter and a soup. For mains my partner had a lamb shank and I had a steak tartare.... More 

Thank mbaas
Port Moody, Canada
Level Contributor
133 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

One night in Vientiane..where to eat? Decided on French. Shared appetizers...the Mediterranean platter, and the Foie Gras. The Foie Gras was served 3 different ways..as a mousse with a brulee crust, as filling in a macaron with a pistachio edging, and in simple slices....absolutely to die for!!! Mains were good but not exquisite. The lamb shank was flavorful but very... More 

Thank traveller47

Travellers who viewed Bistro 22 also viewed

Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province

Been to Bistro 22? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Samsenthai Road | Ban Khaonyot, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 214 129
The chef used to run Chez Philippe and Le central in Vientiane.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bistro 22 and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Chiang Mai, Thailand
over a year ago
Melbourne, Australia

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Bistro 22 staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?